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Powerful robotics control for your computer such as a Raspberry Pi or PC. Connect with USB and start with Scratch or Python.
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Posted by eightdog (Creator)

We are in the throws of sending out all your Laika Explorer boards. Some have gone out already and the rest will follow shortly. There's a bit of a staff shortage, but they'll all be out soon enough. I need to issue much better instructions and tutorials so you can get to grips with everything as fast as possible. I plan to get more details out next week so please check the website then. There is a google mailing set up for any questions: you can just email and we can go from there. Good luck, and do let me know what interesting projects you come up with. Bye for now, Andy

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    1. Daniel Lundh on

      Unfortunately I threw out the packaging, so no pictures. One of the long ends was completely opened and the Laika (in its unmolested bag) was out of the package when I opened my mailbox. The tape along the middle of the long side was ripped too. I can't imagine that being by accident, someone opened it up and checked it out. The Laika looks completely OK though, I'll try to get some time this weekend to fiddle with it .

    2. eightdog Creator on

      Hi Daniel,
      I am sorry to hear that the packing didn't stand up to the postal system. Take a close look at the board and let me know if there is any damage. It is also worth running the different examples to make sure it all works. Can I trouble you for a quick photo of the packaging for reference? If there're any problems I'll get another one out to you- in a big box!

    3. Daniel Lundh on

      My board arrived today (Stockholm, Sweden). The packaging was shot to hell but the bag with the board was intact. I hope it works.

    4. Colin Shorts on

      My board arrived today, well happy. Now all I need is a bit of time to play with it...

    5. Roger Brattås on

      Looking forward to recieving the Laika board! :D

      And a big thank you for the frequent updates and progress reports!
      Too often I've seen projects with limited or no update from the creator.
      Luckily, you'r not one of those ;)

      Cheers from Norway!